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Jicama, Citrus, and Avocado Salad

The first time I had jicama (hick-a-muh) was when we visited friends in Arizona several years ago. Our lovely hostess had it sliced up and served with fresh veggies as an appetizer. If you’ve never had it, jicama is kind of like a cross between a potato, coconut, and apple. It’s a root, has a nutty sort of flavor, and is just barely sweet. It’s a great crunchy backdrop to this flavorful and bright salad.

There’s a jicama in the middle in case you’re not sure what it looks like. 

I normally try to stick to locally sourced ingredients, and, unless you live in the Florida or the Southwest, this isn’t going to be local. But it’s healthy, easy, and delicious, so I figure it’s okay, especially since I can’t take many more heavy winter vegetable dishes. Ohmyword.

avocado salad

Printable Version Here
This recipe has been adapted from The Williams-Sonoma Cookbook
Ready in about 25 minutes
Serves 4-6

Jicama, Citrus, and Avocado Salad
1 jicama (weighing between 1 – 1.5 pounds)
1 ripe avocado
1 grapefruit
1 orange
handful of rinsed and chopped cilantro
2 tsp. honey
dash of cayenne pepper
2 T. lime juice
dash of sea salt
1 green onion

You’ll need a big bowl for the chopped fruit and a small bowl for the dressing.

1. Cut the jicama in half – this is probably the hardest part of the whole recipe. Peel each half with a knife (it’s just too hard with a peeler.

2. Cut the jicama halves into quarters and then into thin slices.

3. Stack the slices on top of each other and cut into match-sticks – toss into a big bowl.

4. Peel the grapefruit and pull it into quarters.

5. Cut each grapefruit segment into bite-sized pieces – put in the big bowl.

6. Cut the orange in half.

7. Cut one orange half into quarters and squeeze the juice out into a small bowl.

8. Peel the other orange half and cut into bite-sized pieces – put in the big bowl.

9. Stir together the orange juice, lime juice, honey, cayenne pepper, and salt in the small bowl.

10. Cut the avocado in half, scoop the flesh out, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Put in the big bowl.

11. Cut the white part off of the green onion and reserve for another use. Rinse the green and then finely chop. Toss on top of the big bowl mixture.

12. Pour the dressing from the little bowl over the fruits in the big bowl.

Bon AppΓ©tit!

Want more avocado recipes? Try this kiwi avocado guacamole.


13 Responses to “Jicama, Citrus, and Avocado Salad”

  1. Jordan March 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! We love jicama over here too! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Anne Myer March 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Jordan! Hope you like it πŸ™‚

  2. Jeni IGOTTHISMARTHA April 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Yum! I love all of the bright colors!

    • Anne Myer April 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Me too! Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. autumnphoenix2 April 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I just made this with my lunch today- it was SOOO GOOD!! It would be awesome at a summer picnic/party. Definitely keeping this one in my recipe rotation!!

    • Anne Myer April 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Awesome! So happy you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  4. Krista April 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    What a fresh salad! Looks amazing and perfect for the upcoming warm months. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces πŸ™‚ Have a blessed week & come back son ~EMM

    • Anne Myer April 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Krista! I’ll definitely be back!

  5. Carolina HeartStrings April 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Oh this looks so wonderful. Cannot wait to make it.

    • Anne Myer April 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks for the comment! Let me know how you like it πŸ™‚

  6. Elizabeth June 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    What is the red in your dish? There is nothing red in the list of ingredients, but the pictures…

    • TeachEatLove August 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      That’s the pink grapefruit πŸ™‚


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